Love brought Joseph Rollo to America. He was a teenager from Sicily when he first visited the United States and met Anna Maria, the woman he would later marry. The couple sent letters back and forth across the Atlantic for about a year, and though he had never planned to live in America, she convinced him to attend college in the Philadelphia area....

Francesco Mastroianni da “ragazzo d’acqua” a Banchiere. Francesco Paolo Mastroianni nacque a San Pietro Avellana (oggi provincia di Isernia), il 24 luglio del 1877, da Antonio Pasquale (n. a San Pietro Avellana il 1850) “muratore” e Anna Maria Izzi (n. a Vastogirardi il 1850). Francesco arrivò negli Stati Uniti quando aveva solo 10 anni e da subito...

It was their belief in hard work and an unbreakable family bond that enabled the Italian immigrants to build a new life in America. “Grazie America” (Thank you, America) is not only an exhibit that conveys their gratitude for such opportunity but also a testament that showcases the success of the America dream. In the exhibit, looking at the faces...

Sarà certamente indimenticabile il viaggio che Tom Caulkins sta compiendo in questi giorni in Europa assieme alla moglie Linda. Durante i sei giorni di permanenza in Italia i coniugi americani, provenienti da East Wenatchee (Washington), dopo aver soggiornato a Firenze, hanno deciso di trascorrere metà del tempo disponibile a Pistoia, non solo per...

The Jury of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize has decided to award the Prize to Giuseppina Nicolini, Mayor of Lampedusa (Italy) and to the nongovernmental organization SOS Méditerranée (France) for their work to save the lives of refugees and migrants and welcome them with dignity. “After examining conditions around the world, the Jury of the...

Immigration has enjoyed the status of the hot potato of politics for some time and with Brexit looming that is unlikely to change in the near future. Many people may choose to change their citizenship, particularly those involved with or married to a person from another country, as well as individuals who are planning to remain in Europe for the fo...

“This is old Italian neighborhood,” Al Bronzini says. “That’s the house I was raised in, right there.” Al is showing me some of the places that were important to him growing up in East Oakland, almost 80 years ago. “Boy this is different,” he says. “Wow.” He’s a little too uncomfortable to park the car, so he points things out from the driver’s sea...

April 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Casa Italia - Ballroom. 1621 N. 39th Avenue. Stone Park IL 60165 Director Gia Amella will be on hand to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this sweeping documentary that explores the community's many contributions to the Windy City from the 1850s to the present. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and screenings begin prompt...

Filomena Magrone will celebrate her 100th birthday this month surrounded by family and friends. She was born on May 14, 1917, in Carbonara, Bari, Puglia, to Nicola and Cecilia Muschio. In 1934, Gaetano Magrone began rounding up friends who could play musical instruments and showing up in front of her house to serenade her. They were married the nex...

Una vita sospesa tra due continenti, il vecchio e il nuovo. L'America e l'Europa, l'Italia, terra d'origine. I due mondi che uniscono la vita di Joseph Tusiani, poeta e traduttore dei grandi classici italiani in inglese. I suoi versi hanno segnato la storia della letteratura americana, tanto da fargli guadagnare, oltre la fama negli States, la vice...